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Future trajectories of PLM and AI platforms

Future trajectories of PLM and AI platforms

Happy Friday! Let me think about future PLM moonshot. I want to talk about intersection of product lifecycle and AI. Have you heard about AI (artificial intelligence) recently? Grab few hours during coming weekend and do that. The AI is trending again. I’m saying again mostly for my friends who might remember AI…

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Autodesk Forge: Re-inventing AutoCAD platform?

Autodesk Forge: Re-inventing AutoCAD platform?

Many years ago, I’ve been writing applications for AutoCAD. Back in that days, AutoCAD was a starting point for engineers to do everything. The day usually started from running acad.exe command, your applications, modules, environments, etc. Everything was loaded into AutoCAD. It was providing an environment, user interface, data storage….

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CAD, PLM and platform litmus test

CAD, PLM and platform litmus test

Platform. It is a very confusing term. What is platform and how to define it. Is it just about the size? Can I call software or business platform if it is big enough? Wikipedia article Platform gives a little help with references to a variety of things from computing platforms and Facebook to…

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How Box Platform will compete with PLM vendors

How Box Platform will compete with PLM vendors

PLM innovation platforms. This is a new thing and the trend in PLM. Vendors are working hard to make PLM platforms capable to scale for a whole organization. And it means content. A lot of content. The content that can be managed, analyzed, searched, reused, visualized. All of these will drive…

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PLM and VC firms are facing the same problem – differentiation

PLM and VC firms are facing the same problem – differentiation

Platform is such a sweet word. We love platforms. In the past, the ultimate dream of every software developer was to build a platform. Today, word “platform” is applying to so many things.  Uber is a platform for transportation and Airbnb is a platform for hospitality. You can bring some of…

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Can BOX become a platform for PLM?

Can BOX become a platform for PLM?

Platform is a topic, which comes quite often in the discussion about future of PLM. CIMdata recently came with a topic of “platformization” in PLM. You can catch up on the discussion – A CIMdata dossier: PLM platformization. I can probably divide all existing PLM platforms into two groups –…

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How to migrate into “future PLM platform”?

How to migrate into “future PLM platform”?

One of the topics I touched in my yesterday post about future PLM platforms is platform migration. The ability of customer to make a move is significantly dependent on how existing environment can be migrated. You can catch up on some of my earlier thoughts about PLM migrations by reading the…

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How Many Enterprise Backbones Organization Needs?

Interesting post drove my attention yesterday. Reading about the role of PLM as enterprise backbone, I wanted to raise a question – how many of such “e-bones” do we need? My experience shows that in every enterprise implementation, discussion magically came to the point of “what will serve as a…

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PLM and Collaboration Platforms: Partnership or Buzzworks?

Collaboration is very important for product development including different phases – design, engineering, manufacturing etc. “Collaborative factor” is playing a very important role in development of CAD, PDM, PLM etc. I have to admit that engineering activities are very much different from areas like accounting and some others. For many…

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